Headed Westward

I'm getting out of dodge tomorrow and heading to California for a mini trip up the west coast.  First, I'll be in Santa Monica teaching a private workshop.   I've never been to LA before, so I am really excited to walk the beach and smell that Pacific Air.  I also can't wait to help my friend celebrate her birthday in a big way with a day of embroidery!
Next I'll head up the coast to Berkeley to spend a week with my close friends and catch up with lots of other people I know in the Bay.  While I'm there, I'll be teaching a workshop on the 13th in the Mission.  There's still space available, so to all you Bay area readers; I hope to meet you!    I'll try my best to post a few pics of the workshops and the ocean while I'm in California.  Do any of you have recommendations for things not to miss while I'm in Santa Monica/San Francisco/ Berkeley/ Oakland?  I'd love to hear your suggestions....